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shrinky dink valentines

By design, make something, monkeys2 Comments

When you’ve got that creative, um, inclinationĀ and you’ve got Elementary School aged kids, Valentines day can be a bit of a double-edged sword. Oh the possibilities! But oh, the work to get them all made for every kid in each of your kids’ classes. This year we went Shrinky Dinks. 54 of them. Zoe and Lucy decided we would make hearts for the girls and stars for the boys. We punched holes in them all. Then added some beaded chain. Lucy and Zoe love hanging things on their book bags, and they had that in mind as we created these….

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etsy + coolmompicks valentines

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So CoolMomPicks and Etsy had a baby! Actually, it was a Valentine design contest. Did you participate? I hope you won! The winners are now available for purchase — in plenty of time for VDay (or Friendship Day as we call it at my kids’ Montessori school). 12 black-and-white line art designs in PDF form that you can download, print and color with your kids. They’re adorable. And I love the different styles that arise from crowdsourced art. Go get them here. Meanwhile, we’re cooking up a project of our own in UpsideUp land. I’ll share with you soon. What…

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